Where To Stay In St. Petersburg: Cheap Hotels & Vacation Rentals - Updated 2022

places to stay in st. petersburg

If you’re traveling on a budget and looking for a cheap place to stay in St. Petersburg, you’re reading the right article. St. Petersburg is a place with too many options: not only when it comes to accommodation, but also when it comes to things to do. It makes the decision process complicated, especially if you don’t have a lot of time to research.

And even if your budget for accommodation is low, you’d still want to stay in a comfortable place that is not too far from the center or the part of the city you’re interested in.

Deciding where to stay in St. Petersburg? Pick and choose from this good mix of hostels, vacation rentals, hotels, and guest, and find one that matches your needs!


1. Soul Kitchen Hostel (from USD 55)

Soul Kitchen Hostel has the best location if you want to explore the city. It’s walking distance to most of the touristic attractions, it provides free WiFi and there are even cooking facilities on the premises. The rooms are very cozy, the beds comfortable and the shared living room area provides great opportunities for interaction with other travelers. The general atmosphere in Soul Kitchen Hostel is a very relaxed one and the staff is always willing to help.

Soul Kitchen

Wifi Available

Address: Naberezhnaya Reki Moiki 62/2 App. 9
Accommodates: 8

Parking 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Games room Free parking Internet services

2. Hostel 1912

Although it is placed a bit further from the central area (around a 35 minute walk), the riverbanks makes up for it, providing the opportunity for a relaxing walk along the river. Being small and cozy, Hostel 1912 provides a homey feeling to the guests. The beds are comfortable and the rooms spacious.The staff is always very friendly and helpful, ready to answer all of your questions. The interior design is modern and tasteful, bringing a creative touch.


3. Dom Romanovykh Mini-Hotel (from USD 21)

Closer to the train station and a bit further from the central area (around 4 km/2.4 mi), this is the perfect place for people traveling by train. The interior is designed around historical objects (belongings of the Romanov family). Although a hotel, it has the vibe of a bed and breakfast.

Dom Romanovykh Mini-Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Ulitsa Poltavskaya 14
Accommodates: 4

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Business centre

4. Guest House Assol (from USD 19)

The very central location right in the historic center of St. Petersburg makes Guest House Assol perfect for independent travelers. The facilities are wonderful and there’s even a sauna available, should the weather be too cold. The rooms have a pleasant design, making one feel very comfortable.

Mini-Hotel Assol

Wifi Available

Address: 3rd Sovetskaya ulitsa, 2
Accommodates: 3

Parking 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Free parking Internet services Express check-in/check-out

Vacation Rentals

5. Gamayun Apartments (from USD 87)

Just a 20 minute walk from the Hermitage, Gamayun Apartments is placed very close to most of the touristic attractions. However, in spite of that, the area is very quiet. The studio has a modern and warm design, making everyone feel at home. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes around in case you want to enjoy a nice meal. Otherwise, the kitchen provides all the needed facilities for cooking.

Gamayun apartments
Санкт-Петербург, город Санкт-Петербург, Russia
366 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi and electricity worked perfect
everything was where it should be and the furniture was very comfortable und clean
beautiful apartment great location by russian museum and mikhailovsky gardens - and a few lovely restaurants
good bathroom / kitchenette facilities
we have had such an amazing stay at ирина и евгений's superb apartment
very modern clean and confortable
it's very clean and magnificent
gamayun apartment feels spacious clean and charming
a lovely stay in a stylish clean and convenient flat
the bed is very good and all is clean
the host eugeny was really nice
lovely hosts and great apartment
irina and eugeny are really lovely hosts
evgeny is a super host in all terms
evgeny is very kind
walking distance to all major attractions
great location and highly recommended
great location and very stylish flat
location is near good restaurants and a short walk to the river and historic centre
location is near good restaurants and a short walk to the river and historic centre
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6. Room with Mezzanine in the Center (from 35 USD)

Ekaterina and Vladimir are great and very kind hosts who are renting out their extra bedroom for you. Since the flat is located in the city center, most touristic attractions are reachable by foot. The bed is very comfortable and the flat is very cozy and clean. There is a wide choice of restaurants and cafes close by, so don’t worry about having to go far for a good meal. Everything you need is very close.

Room with Mezzanine in the Center

Price: from 35 USD

Number of Guests: 2

7. Cozy Room in Center

Staying in the Cozy Room in Center will provide you with a history lesson about living conditions in St. Petersburg. What used to be big imperial apartments, got transformed into communal flats after the revolution. This room is part of one. Location wise, it’s very convenient since everything can be reached on foot.

Cozy room in center
Санкт-Петербург, город Санкт-Петербург, Russia
142 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
cozy clean and quiet place
the room was clean quiet and private
the house is a little bit old but it is really clean cute and nice
the place is very quirky nicely decorated and clean despite being very old and in places run down
shared house with several other people but quiet and clean
the hosts are lovely people
the host very nice to answer all my questions
great hosts and a great place
dina is a great host she provided me and my girlfriend with all that we needed
the hosts turned this old appartment into a nice creative space
great apartment lovely neighborhood very close to the city center
the location is superb within easy walking distance of all the bars restaurants major sights and public transport
we loved the atmosphere of their apartement the central location the interesting building
nice room well-located - calm area 20 mins walk to nevsky prospekt
petersburg within close walking distance to nice cafes restaurants bars and tourist attractions
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8. Nice Green Studio (from USD 32)

Small, cozy room, perfect for single travelers who are planning to spend a longer time in St. Petersburg. Situated a bit further away from the city (about 7 km/4.3 mi), it doesn’t make for the best place in case you’re interested in visiting the main touristic attractions and are short on time. However, the price can hardly be beaten.

Гостеприимная студия Зеленая:))
Sankt-Peterburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia
196 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it has a very comfortable bed and a small kitchenette with everything you would need
the room is nice and funtional
there are also a lot of nice details which makes the aparment feel very cozy
clean cozy and comfy room
the bathroom is clean and the shower has great water pressure
the apartment is very nice and clean
all in all clean inexpensive and neat place
the host is attentive and helpful
evgenia was also a great host with fast answers
evgenia is a very helpful host
evgenia was super helpful during my stay
the location is good and convenience where grocery easy to walk to lesnaya and ploschad muzhestva metro
the flat offers everything you could possibly need perfect place highly recommend
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9. Light Design in the Quiet Center

Comfortable bed, good location, modern design, fully equipped kitchen…what else could one want from a flat? On top of all that, the area is very quiet, although there are many restaurants and cafes close by. All the touristic attractions are within walking distance and the host is very kind, friendly and helpful.

Дизайнерская светлая рядом с Невским
Sankt-Peterburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia
119 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great amenities including a washing machine fully equipped kitchen comfortable bed
the interior is nice however our side of the apartment seems shabby
kitchen was well equipped and easy to make breakfast/coffee/tea in the mornings
lovely modern apartment in great location with bars and coffee shops nearby
super cool and modern apartment it’s in a very quiet and safe courtyard away from all traffic noise
modern clean & comfortable
very clean and beautifully designed too
fresh clean and comfortable
very bright clean and warm
the apartment was very beautiful clean and comfortable
host response is fast and kind
very friendly and helpful host
marina is a great host
marina is a very lovely host always ready to help and stays connected
marina was very responsive and accommodating answering any questions i had
a very easy walk to the metro station
great stylish place in amazing location
the location is perfect close to transport and restaurants and bars
easy to walk to the hermitage and other attractions
the apartment is centrally located surrounded by great bars restaurants a quick walk to attractions or the subway
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Dive into culture in St. Petersburg

Explore, discover, learn history and sunbathe in the wonderful St. Petersburg. There are many reasons why it’s called the cultural capital of Russia. All the museums, the cathedrals, and the galleries have a lot to offer. Not to mention the nightlife. St. Petersburg is a special place, not representative for the entirety of Russia, but rather having its own character. No matter how long you stay, St. Petersburg might call you back.

Editor's note: In light of the 2022 political and military situation in Russia, Trip101 urges you to be apprised of the latest news if you have any urgent plans to travel to Russia. Do note that some bookings and services have been suspended or may not be available at this moment.

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